National Assembly: Debate continues on tragic incident in Peshawar

ISLAMABAD, September 24, 2013: The National Assembly continued to debate the twin suicide blasts on a church in Peshawar during the seventh sitting of the fifth session on Tuesday. The House debated the motion under rule 259, which was moved by Minister for Science and Technology on September 23, for five hours and three minutes.

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Sindh Assembly: Two Bills Passed

ISLAMABAD, September 20, 2013: The Sindh Assembly witnessed the passage of two bills, including the Sindh HIV and AIDS Control, Treatment and Protection Bill 2013, during the third sitting of seventh session on Friday.

Moved by Law Minister, the

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National Assembly: Federal Court (Repeal) Bill Laid

ISLAMABAD, September 20, 2013: The Federal Court (Repeal) Bill, 2013 was introduced and sent to the relevant committee during the fifth sitting of the National Assembly’s fifth session, on Friday. The Prime Minister did not attend the proceedings. The Speaker presided over the sitting in the presence of the Leader of the Opposition, the parliamentary leaders of PMLF, JI, PkMAP, QWP and the sole APML MNA.

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Sindh Assembly: Nine Bills Passed

ISLAMABAD, September 19, 2013:  Starting two hours behind the schedule, the Sindh Assembly passed nine bills during the second sitting of seventh session on Thursday.

Out of three bills on the orders of the day, the House passed two and one was deferred till the next sitting.

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Restrictions on women, observers mark NA-25 by-polls

ISLAMABAD, September 18, 2013: Four incidents of women being barred from voting were reported during the NA-25 (Dera Ismail Khan-cum-Tank) by-election on Wednesday. The voting process was largely peaceful amid heavy deployment of security personnel. However, female voters were disenfranchised in parts of the constituency where community elders had reportedly decided to bar women from…

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Low Oversight of Dispensaries

A report based on monitoring of 139 dispensaries in 89 districts across Pakistan in June 2013

ISLAMABAD, 18th September 2013: Ninety seven dispensaries out of the monitored 139 did not receive any oversight visit by either a government official or elected representative during March-May 2013 quarter. Informed and regular

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